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102635 | GERMANY & the ENTENTE. Campaign of Lies oval cast bronze Medal.

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    102635 | GERMANY & the ENTENTE. Campaign of Lies oval cast bronze Medal. Dated 1914. "Brandstifter Kollegium–Der Lügenfeldzug der Entente" (90mm x 59mm, 104.07 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.

     

    DELCASSÉ– GREY–ISWOLSKY–SALANDRA, heads of Théophile Delcassé, Sir Edward Grey, Count Alexander Izvolsky, and Antonio Salandra (the first three being the foreign ministers of France, Great Britain, and Russia, with the final being the prime minister of Italy); a portrait medallion of Edward VII is at the far left (during whose reign treaties were signed with France and Russia); in two lines below, BRANDSTIFTER/–KOLLEGIVM– // DER LÜGENFELDZUG DES VIERVERBANDS, personification of Lies riding leftward in chariot and blowing into trumpet, all while speading fake news; countless German soldiers below represented only by their Pickelhaube helmets. Edge: Very minor bruise at the left side, otherwise plain.

     

    Kienast 141. Choice Mint State. Charming brown surfaces, with somewhat of a matte nature.

     

    On this oval-shaped issue, Goetz takes aim at those whom he portrays as the sowers of the seeds for World War I—the foreign ministers of France, Great Britain, and Russia, as well as the Italian prime minister and the now-deceased former monarch of the United Kingdom, Edward VII, who was seen as having a disproportionate amount of influence of European politics before his death in 1910. Meanwhile, the reverse alludes to the way in which Goetz thought that Germany was inaccurately portrayed in contemporary media, essentially branding it as the era's "fake news."

     

    Upload: 15 December 2023.

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